"It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" as written by Duke Ellington and Irving Mills....
Don't mean a thing, you can't swing
Dooa, doa doa, doa doa, doaa
Well, it don't mean a thing, all you gotta do is sing
Dooa, doa doa, doa doa, doaa

Makes no difference if it's sweet or hot
Give that rhythm everything you've got
Don't mean a thing, all you gotta do is swing
Dooa, doa doa, doaa

It don't mean a thing, if you ain't got that swing
Don't mean a thing, all you gotta do is sing
Makes no difference if it's sweet or hot
It don't mean a thing, no, it don't mean a thing

Don't mean a thing, if you ain't got that swing
Yeah, doa, oh, doa, oh doa, oh yeah
Don't mean a thing, gotta do is swing
Well, doa, oh doa, oh doa, doa doa

Makes no difference if it's sweet or hot
Give that rhythm everything you've got
Don't mean a thing if you can't swing
Don't mean a thing if you can't sing

Sing your song, all day long
All the time, right on time
Every day, every way
Makes no difference, sweet or hot

Give that song, all you got, sing it, sing it
Doa, doa, oh yeah, doa, alright, oh yeah
Sing the song, all day long
Doaa, oh yeah, doaa, oh yeah



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"It Don't Mean a Thing" as written by Irving Mills Duke Ellington

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    General Comment[Choir:]
    Doo do do, do do do-oo do, do do
    Doo do do, do do do
    Doo do do, do do do-oo do, do do
    Doo do do, do do do

    It don't mean a thing, if you can't swing
    Dooa doa doa — doa doa doaa
    Well, it don't mean a thing, all you gotta do is sing
    Dooa doa doa — doa doa doaa

    Makes no diff'rence if it's sweet or hot
    Give that rhythm ev'rything you've got

    It don't mean a thing, all you gotta do is swing
    Dooa doa doa doaa

    [Choir:]
    It don't mean a thing, if you ain't got that swing
    Piano
    It don't mean a thing, all you gotta do is sing
    Piano
    Makes no diff'rence if it's sweet or hot
    Piano
    It don't mean a thing, no, it don't mean a thing
    Piano

    It don't mean a thing, if you ain't got that swing
    Yeah, doa, ooh, doa, ooh doa, oyeah
    It don't mean a thing, all you gotta do is swing
    Well, doa, ooh doa, ooh doa (doa doa)

    Makes no diff'rence if it's sweet or hot
    Give that rhythm ev'rything you've got

    It don't mean a thing, if you can't swing
    It don't mean a thing, if you can't sing

    Sing your song, all day long
    All the time, right on time
    Ev'ry day, ev'ry way
    Makes no diff'rence, sweet or hot
    Give that song, all you got
    Sing it, sing it,
    Doa, doa, o yeah, doa, allright, o yeah,
    Sing the song, all day long
    Doaa, o yeah

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    Nina is no longer with us and her music (her lyrics) are all over the web. If posting them gets even one person to listen to her music than screw the publisher block!
    Theresnothinglefton March 25, 2012   Link

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